Alternatives to Device Doctor for all platforms with any license

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  • Snappy Driver Installer icon

    Snappy Driver Installer

    Snappy Driver Installer is an application for installing/updating drivers on PCs running Microsoft Windows using driverpacks or included folders with drivers.

    Open Source Windows

  • SlimDrivers icon

    SlimDrivers

    SlimDrivers automatically updates PC drivers with real-time scanning and cloud technology.

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The installer contains adware and possibly other malware as well. Be careful during the installation: http://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • DriverPack Solution icon

    DriverPack Solution

    It's a program that runs directly from a DVD and updates the drivers on any desired computer. .

    Open Source Windows

    • Warning Reported bundleware, may contain malware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/27378c5c72ed4f4013c94824a7685bbcfe3c839b56736b2fa47c366413b5aa54/analysis/
    • Bundleware Contains Yandex.Elements and other ad applications.
  • IOBit Driver Booster icon

    IOBit Driver Booster

    Outdated drivers may heavily affect your PC performance and lead to system crashes. Driver Booster scans and identifies outdated drivers automatically, and downloads and...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware The installer contains malware, including adware: https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/9f885b742973bcb5c221c737de975f7c1ee8d51b35223e06ebaec30297348f50/analysis/1451580953/
  • Driver Easy icon

    Driver Easy

    It scans your computer, tells you what drivers are missing or outdated, then updates them all, in one go. All you have to do is click Update All button, and all drivers...

    Freemium Windows Web

  • DriverBackup! icon

    DriverBackup!

    DriverBackup is a lightweight driver-backup tool. The application is portable with a caveat: you'll need administrative privileges for full use. You can opt to...

    Open Source Windows

  • Unknown Device Identifier icon

    Unknown Device Identifier

    Unknown Device Identifier enables identify the yellow question mark labeled Unknown Devices in Device Manager. Reports a detailed summary for the manufacturer name, OEM...

    Free Windows

  • DriverMax icon

    DriverMax

    DriverMax is a new tool that allows you to download the latest driver updates for your computer. No more searching for rare drivers on discs or on the web or inserting...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware Be careful during installation and all updates: https://alternativeto.net/discussions/applications/11718/be-careful-in-the-installation/
  • DriversCloud.com icon

    DriversCloud.com

    Created in 2004, and continually improved, DriversCloud.com, formerly Ma-Config.com, has established itself on the web as a free service to PC users running Windows and...

    Free Windows Linux Web

  • Driver Genius icon

    Driver Genius

    Driver Genius Professional is a professional driver management tool that features both driver management and hardware diagnostics. Driver Genius Professional can backup...

    Commercial Windows

  • 3DP Chip icon

    3DP Chip

    Enumerates main hardware (mainboard, processor, sound, network, graphics) and offers driver download from its own database. It offers also custom made drivers for...

    Free Windows

  • DUMo icon

    DUMo

    KC Softwares Driver Update Monitor searches for driver updates based on versions it detects in the cloud of users (same method as SUMo).

    Free Windows

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  • Driver Talent icon

    Driver Talent

    Driver Talent is a straightforward and totally free Windows application designed to download and install driver update, backup and restore drivers as necessary...

    Freemium Windows

  • Unknown Devices icon

    Unknown Devices

    Unknown Devices helps you find what those unknown devices in Device Manager really are. By checking Device Manager for unknown devices and extracting information from...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Last update was on June 2, 2007. See http://www.halfdone.org/ukd/
  • SnailDriver icon

    SnailDriver

    Snail Driver is a free desktop software which allows you to download, to update and to install Windows drivers automatically with one click.

    Free Windows

Device Doctor Comments

Windows 7 ..what I'm noticing

Comment by TBayAreaPat
about Device Doctor · Feb 2012 ·

Device Doctor is generally directing me to outdated drivers. It did seem to find 1 that I needed so far. Still trying it.

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A few things:• The installed and portable versions can both ...

Comment by pyronite
about Device Doctor · Jun 2011 ·

A few things:
• The installed and portable versions can both be used from a computer without an internet connection (like if Windows can't recognize your network driver). Device Doctor will save a .html file you can open on a computer that has a connection and you can save the drivers from there.

• The portable version is slightly different from the "installed bundle" version. The interface looks the exact same but the installed version enumerates the devices it finds with registry keys (ex: {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}). Both of them found the same number of drivers for my system (25) and from what I can tell they're all the same drivers. This might be useful if you'd rather write down identifying information than transfer an HTML file on a USB stick.

Device Doctor isn't perfect but if you're having problems nailing down the right drivers it's always worth a shot. It's rare to see legitimate direct download driver scans -- many driver programs work like little more than advertisements.

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This would be better with backup and restore function, too ...

Comment by Aerialsky
about Device Doctor · Jun 2011 ·

This would be better with backup and restore function, too ^^

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